Why does loopback mode trump GPPE drive maps but not GPO user logon script?
Posted on 2013-06-17
I recently migrated my users to a new GPO structure, taking advantage of numerous Group Policy Preferences. I’ve stumbled on to an issue where users’ drive mappings are not being made when they log into a conference room computer.
These conference room computers have loopback enabled (“Replace”) so I can lock several, albeit minor, settings down. The drive mappings are done via User GPPE > Windows Settings > Drive Maps. In the old days, I did it with a GPO user logon script (which worked). The GPPE drive maps do not work.
If I change the loopback mode to “merge”, it will work, but then I lose my ability to lock stuff down.
Anyone have an explanation or advice how to get around this?